TSCPA Joins Accounting+ To Advance DEI Within Accounting

June 1, 2023

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Tennessee Society of CPAs (TSCPA) recently announced that it joined the growing coalition committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within accounting through Accounting+, a nationwide campaign to attract a new generation of diverse students into the talent pipeline.

“We believe it is important to address the diversity gap that exists within accounting,” said Kara Fitzgerald, CPA, President/CEO of TSCPA. “With Accounting+, our goal is to reach the next generation of accounting professionals and ensure that students can see themselves within this exciting, high-demand field.”

Led by the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), a nonpartisan public policy organization serving as the voice of U.S. public company auditors, Accounting+ is a first-of-its-kind, profession-backed campaign to actively engage high school and college students with dynamic, tailored resources on the benefits of a career in accounting, including paths to entrepreneurship and to helping build vibrant local communities. The campaign dispels misperceptions about accounting – namely that it is not interesting or a profession that can help them reach their goals. The Accounting+ campaign is based on research that found substantial openness to accounting as a profession.

“At the CAQ, we are committed to making accounting more approachable and cultivating equitable representation within accounting,” said Liz Barentzen, Vice President Talent Initiatives, CAQ. “Advancing equity and opportunity within accounting will help us better live up to our public mission and, ultimately, improve audit quality.”

By joining Accounting+, TSCPA commits to be a part of the collective effort to improve diversity in accounting by playing an important role in upskilling communities and working to create a more diverse talent pipeline.

To learn more, visit https://www.joinaccountingplus.com/